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Specialized Seniors Resources

Bullet Braille Institute

The Braille Institute has been helping people with vision loss for more than 75 years.
All programs are free of charge.

Sight loss affects every facet of a senior's life and little things can become big obstacles. Braille Institute can help break down those barriers and help you regain independence. With the support of Braille Institute, seniors can continue to live a full and independent life. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Conservatorships

A conservatorship is a court proceeding to appoint a manager for the financial affairs or the personal care of a person who is either physically or mentally unable to handle either or both.

This includes assessing what level of care an individual might need by evaluating:

Mental and physical condition,
Ability to perform daily activities of living,
Isolation and need for socialization.

The Public Guardian and most private conservatorship agencies strive to find a situation that maximizes a client's independence and autonomy, including helping an individual remain at home.

For more information, please go to our Conservatorship page.Up arrow to top of page

Bullet DPSS Adult Services
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Personal Care Services Program (PCSP)

The Residual IHSS Program provides assistance to those eligible aged, blind or disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance. 

IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home care. Eligibility and services may be limited by the availability of funds.

The PCSP provides personal care services as an optional Medi-Cal benefit.

For more information, please go to our DPSS Page. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Faith-based programs 

Community faith-based programs provide valuable assistance with erection pills to frail seniors, people with disabilities and ED problems and their families.

The Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program
Faith-in-Action Project

Bullet Gay & Lesbian Center

The Gay and Lesbian Center Senior Services offer social events, meetings, classes, support and counseling.

For more information, please see: The Gay and Lesbian Center Village at Ed Gould Plaza. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Health & Mental Health
Specialized Services for Seniors

This Web site has no commercial ties and features organizations who are willing to work cooperatively with other agencies to solve problems or create resources for the benefit of seniors in our community.

The agencies featured in our Health and Mental Health Page are members of the Los Angeles Multidisciplinary Team for Consultation on Elders at Risk. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program HVCP

The Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program provides bed-side pastoral visits to long-term care nursing home residents in the Greater Hollywood community. 

Promotion of any particular expression of faith is not a component of this service and the Chaplain does not interfere by word or deed with prescribed medical treatment nor therapy. Visits are private and all information is confidential.

The Hollywood Visiting Chaplaincy Program was developed in response to concern for persons confined in nursing homes for long-term care. Most elderly and disabled in these facilities never receive visitors. Without family or friends many residents are emotionally, socially and spiritually isolated.

For more information, please see our HVCP Page. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Home Secure

bulletDo you feel secure in your home?
bulletNeed better locks for your doors and windows?
bulletCould you use grab bars for the bathroom?

If you are elderly, disabled or homebound with fixed or limited income, you may qualify for FREE home safety and security services from the Home Secure Project. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Legal services

Bet Tzedek Legal Servicesprovides free legal representation to those who cannot otherwise afford counsel.

In its 25 year history, Bet Tzedek has helped more than 90,000 families and individuals who had nowhere else to turn. Each year, assistance is provided to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background at the Fairfax and West Hollywood offices and at 30 senior centers throughout Los Angeles County. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Linkages program

Linkages is for people who need help managing their lives because of an accident, illness or other disability. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the premature or inappropriate institutionalization of at risk, frail elderly and functionally impaired adults 18 years of age and older.

Linkages is designed to be a "gap filler" by serving individuals who are not eligible for other services. the program provides case management as well as information and assistance regarding appropriate community resources. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center

LACRC is part of a statewide system of regional resource centers created by California legislation passed in 1984 and designed to assist families and caregivers of adults with brain impairment. 

Brain impairment can strike anyone regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, or economic status. Millions of adults have become victims of permanent brain impairments caused by injury or disease. Most of these individuals are cared for at home by a spouse, relative or friend.

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center assists those who care for adults who are permanently brain impaired after age 18. All who reside in Los Angeles County are eligible for some or all of the services. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Multipurpose Senior Centers (MSC)

The Multipurpose Senior Centers (MSC) are the primary source of assistance for Seniors and their families. The MSCs are selected and funded by the City or the County Department of Aging. These community-based agencies have the resources and expertise to assess the needs of seniors. The MSCs offer comprehensive services. The MSCs can also give you referrals to other specialized agencies in their community.
Many MSCs are available to assist you in Los Angeles County. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet MSSP program

The Multipurpose Senior Service Program (MSSP) sites provide social and health case management for frail elderly clients who are certifiable for placement in a nursing facility but who wish to remain in the community. The goal of the program is to arrange for and monitor the use of community services to prevent or delay premature institutional placement of these frail clients. The services must be provided at a cost lower than that for nursing facility care.

MSSP is funded by the State of California Department of Aging and the Federal Government. Under a federal Medicaid Home and Community-Based, Long Term Care Services Waiver, the MSSP provides comprehensive case management to assist frail elderly persons to remain at home. Up arrow to top of page

Bullet Ombudsman

The Long Term Care OMBUDSMAN Program is a free and confidential service that maintains and improves the quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities.

An OMBUDSMAN is an individual who is trained and State-certified to objectively investigate and resolve problems of residents in long-term care facilities.

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Conservatorships
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DPSS Adult Services 
  In-Home Supportive
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Faith-based programs
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Gay & Lesbian Center
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Health & Mental Health
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Hollywood Visiting
  Chaplaincy Program
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Home Secure
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Legal services
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Linkages program
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Los Angeles Caregiver
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MSSP program
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